Forest Protection


Wildfire Control, Natural Resource Law Enforcement, Incident Management and Disaster Response

2021 Volunteer Fire Assistance grant applications are now available

The 2021 Volunteer Fire Assistance grant applications are now available for Maine fire departments with less than 10,000 population. The deadline to submit an application is November 13, 2020. This grant helps rural volunteer fire departments obtain wildland fire equipment and PPE. This program requires FD’s / towns match the grant funds dollar for dollar.

Mission Statement

The mission of Forest Protection is to protect Maine’s forest resources and homes from wildfire, respond to disasters and emergencies and to enhance the safe, sound, and responsible management of the forest for this and future generations.

Maine Forest Ranger Honor Guard

Vision Statement

Forest Protection is recognized as the expert in the field of forest resource protection, presuppression, suppression, and investigation of fires that threaten Maine's forest and other lands.  We are forest resource professionals providing quality public service through education, assistance, and enforcement.  We create partnerships with cooperators to better serve those who live, work, and recreate in Maine's forest.  We are an educated, capable, well equipped and responsive team of resource protection professionals who use innovative technologies and management skills to make our work more efficient and our activities more effective.

Forest Protection Slideshow